The United States isn’t the only country with unclaimed money.
Federally regulated bank or trust companies turn the money over to the Bank of Canada when the account is deemed dormant. Bank of Canada holds balances of $1,000 or more for 100 years. Balances of less than $1,000 are held for 40 years. As of Dec, 2010 there were 1.3 million accounts worth $433 million, the oldest dating back to 1900.
British Columbia: www.unclaimedpropertybc.ca
They have listings dating back to the late 1800s. On the Web site, click Search for Unclaimed Property and then “Other Places to Look” for an extensive list of additional sites in Canada.